Final Greetings And Benediction

1 Corinthians 16:19-24

19 The churches in Asia send you their greetings [Note: This was the westernmost province in present-day Turkey]. Aquila and Prisca [Note: This married couple were close friends and fellow-tentmakers of Paul], along with the church that meets in their house, send you their warm greetings in [fellowship with] Christ. 20 All of the brothers [and sisters] send you their greetings [also]. Greet one another with a holy kiss [i.e., to signify affection, yet without sensuality].

21 These greetings are being written with my own hand. [See II Thess. 3:17]. 22 If anyone [there] does not love the Lord, he deserves to be cut off from God. O Lord, come [back soon]. 23 May the unearned favor of the Lord Jesus Christ [continue to] be with you. 24 [I send] my love to all of you in [fellowship with] Christ Jesus. May it be so.

2 Corinthians 13:11-13

11 Finally, brothers, good-bye [or, "be glad"]. Be fully restored [spiritually]. Be comforted [or, "exhort one another"]. Think alike on things. Be at peace among yourselves. And the God of love and peace will be with you. 12 Greet one another with a holy kiss [i.e., to signify affection, yet without sensuality].

13 All the saints [i.e., God's holy people] send you their greetings.

Philippians 4:21-23

21 Greet every saint [i.e., God's holy person] in [fellowship with] Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me [also] send their greetings to you. 22 All the saints [here with me] send you their greetings, especially those belonging to [Emperor] Caesar's household. 23 May the favor of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.

2 Timothy 4:19-22

19 [I send] greetings to Priscilla and Aquila, and to the family of Onesiphorus. 20 Erastus stayed on at Corinth, but I left Trophimus sick at Miletus. 21 Hurry up and come [to me] before winter. Eubulus sends his greetings, along with Pudens, and Linus, and Claudia and all [the rest of] the brothers.

22 May the Lord be with your spirit [i.e., close to you]. May God's unearned favor be with you.